Have you seen this movie? No? You may wish to reconsider your life choices. At least insofar as they involve watching or not watching Safety Not Guaranteed.
How would you react to someone who told you that they could and had built a time machine? What if they told you that they had used one once before?
That’s what this movie is all about. It tells the story of a young woman working as an intern at a Seattle magazine; it follows her travails as she tries to learn just how crazy the person who posted the above classified ad actually is. And somehow, in the course of a wandering storyline that nearly lost me at a few points, Safety Not Guaranteed absolutely stole my heart. It’s been about a year since I watched it, and the movie still sticks with me as an excellent example of how you can make a great movie with a fairly low budget and a healthy dose of creativity.